Focus@ MS

Build a strong foundation in Mathematics and Science to meet industry and university needs

Solutions Made Simple

Use technology and social media in teaching and learning

Active Learning

Discover knowledge through laboratory experiments and explorations

Birth of the School of Mathematics and Science

Mathematics and Science (MS) began more than 50 years ago since SP inception in 1954. Below are the key milestones for the School of Mathematics and Science throughout these years:


Directors and Heads for School of Maths & Science
Mr Sze Yu Kwok,

Mr Tan Guan Eng,

Mr Liao Kuo Tang,

Ms Chao Yunn Chyi

(From top to bottom)

Year

Events

1968

Started off as Mathematics and Science Division, responsible for all instruction in Mathematics and Engineering Sciences.

1972

The advisory committee on Environmental Engineering was formed at the initiative of the Division.

1973

A new subject ‘Environmental Engineering’ was initiated for all second year full-time technician courses in engineering.

1979

The Division, in association with the Anti-Pollution Unit and the Ministry of the Environment, conducted an extra-mural course on Environmental Control.

The Division also conducted two extra-mural courses on Energy Conservation in Buildings, in conjunction with PUB.

1983

The Division is renamed Mathematics and Science Department (MS).

Computing was introduced to all students.

12 microcomputer laboratories were set up to support the teaching of Computer Programming.

1986

Streamed incoming students based on their ‘O’ Level Mathematics background.

Offered basic mathematics modules to those without additional mathematics.

1989

Launched Preparatory Mathematics Programme for students without GCE ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics.

1993

Launched Certificate in Engineering Mathematics (CEM) which prepared our graduates for further studies in engineering and technology.

1997

MS leads the project to implement SP first computerised time-tabling system.

1999

Preparatory Mathematics Programme revamped to online programme.

2002

Launched the Specialist Diploma in Statistics and Information Management.

2004

SP offered General Elective Modules (GEM) to all students. MS administered the scheme.

Diploma-plus scheme started in SP.

CEM and a new Certificate in Software Programming and Application offered under this scheme.

2005

Specialist Diploma in Statistics and Information Management revamped and course renamed as Specialist Diploma in Statistics and Data Mining.

2006

SP offered Advanced Elective Modules (AEM) to secondary students in support of MOE effort to enrich secondary education. MS administered the programme.

2008

Dip-plus CEM revamped into two tracks: Dip-plus Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Science and Dip-plus Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering to meet the different needs of students progressing to different courses of studies.

2009

Dip-plus Certificate in Business Mathematics and Economics offered for business and management students. Dip-plus Certificate in Mathematics offered for digital media and IT students.

2010

Launched MS Learning Space to foster interaction and bonding among staff (full-time and adjunct)

2011

Mathematics and Science Department is renamed School of Mathematics and Science.

MS offered short courses on Preparatory Math and Preparatory Physic to prepare students for University studies.

2012

MS offered modules on Advanced Mathematics and Physics to Engineering students.

2013

SP offers Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) to Sec 4 N(A) students in support of MOE effort to provide another pathway for progression for secondary school students. MS chairs the programme. To support PFP, 2 Physics laboratories, 1 Learning studio and 1 Chemistry/Biology laboratory were set up.


Photos of Past Year Events